[Vm-dev] [VM-team] SerialPort updates (M7266) actions required

Phil (list) pbpublist at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 00:36:32 UTC 2009

On Aug 22, 2009, at 4:43 PM, John M McIntosh wrote:

> Well Macs don't have serial ports, at least not the ones that were  
> built after 1998.
> The macintosh serial port source just stubs out the logic when we  
> moved from Carbon to OS-X in 2002.
> I do note where people use *serial* device like things is for MIDI,  
> but the MIDI plugin for OS-X talks to the
> quicktime interface when interacts with the USB *serial* like midi  
> devices.
> However once Ian confirms the changes are done, I can just swap in  
> the unix serial support which
> might help some folks that have obscure serial like USB devices.
> Lastly there are some USB plugins around that let folks talk to USB  
> devices (very custom needs).


Just curious when you thought these changes might be incorporated into  
the OS X VM?


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